Oregon Historical Photo: Snowy Crater Lake

As a young boy in Kansas, William Gladstone Steel became fascinated with Crater Lake. Find out how this boyhood interest fueled his quest to preserve Crater Lake for future generations.

Oregon Historical Photo: Renaissance Man C.E.S. Wood

OPB | Oct. 13, 2014 midnight

As a young West Point graduate, C.E.S. Wood fought in the Nez Perce War of 1877 and recorded Chief Joseph’s words of surrender. Find out about Wood’s significant and lasting legacy in Portland.

Oregon Historical Photo: Logging In Wallowa County

OPB | Oct. 06, 2014 midnight

In the 1920s, blacks and whites lived and worked in Maxville, a small logging community in northeast Oregon. Find out how one African-American logger’s daughter learned about a vanished town’s history.

Oregon Historical Photo: Sternwheeler On The Columbia River

OPB | Sept. 29, 2014 midnight

Before the turn of the 20th century, a patchwork of river and rail transit carried goods and passengers through the Columbia River Gorge. Find out how engineering breakthroughs opened up the corridor from Oregon’s interior to its seacoast.

Oregon Historical Photo: Fighting In The Lava Beds During Modoc War

OPB | Sept. 22, 2014 midnight

During the Modoc War, the Modocs retreated to the lava beds after a series of skirmishes with the U.S. government. Learn how knowledge of the lava beds allowed the outnumbered Modocs to hold off the U.S. army for so long.

Oregon Historical Photo: Sam Hill’s Columbia River Highway

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 midnight

Over 100 years ago, Sam Hill dreamed of a modern paved highway that would carry motorists through the scenic Columbia River Gorge. But popular belief held that it was an engineering impossibility.

Oregon Historical Photo: Chef Henry Thiele & Family

OPB | Sept. 08, 2014 midnight

Portland native James Beard embraced his mother’s passion for excellent food and was also influenced by European-trained chefs like Henry Thiele. Find out how Beard championed Oregon’s cuisine.

Oregon Historical Photo: Pristine Bull Run Water

OPB | Sept. 01, 2014 midnight

Few Portlanders know the story behind the ingenious gravity-based system that delivers pure water to their taps from a source near Mount Hood. Find out how water was first piped from Bull Run Lake nearly 120 years ago.

Oregon Historical Photo: Winema and Frank Riddle

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 midnight

Toby (Winema) Riddle and her husband Frank acted as translators between the Modocs and the U.S. Army during the Modoc War. Learn how Toby's cousin, Captain Jack, managed to hold off the U.S. Army for seven months while outnumbered six to one.

Oregon Historical Photo: Votes For Women Tonight

OPB | Aug. 18, 2014 midnight

Oregon lagged behind Idaho, Washington and California in extending voting rights to women. But in 1912, supporters ran a successful campaign using modern strategies. Find out how this led to social improvements in Oregon and nationwide.

'Art Behind Barbed Wire' Features Arts & Crafts From Japanese-American Internment Camps

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 midnight

A new exhibition at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center features arts and crafts made by Japanese-Americans while they were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.

Oregon Historical Photo: Portland's Silver Saloon

OPB |Aug. 04, 2014 midnight

Oregon’s craft-beer revolutionaries built on the achievements of early immigrant braumeisters. Learn more about the history of our local beer scene.

Project Dayshoot Celebrates Revival, Announces 'Picture Oregon'

OPB |July 30, 2014 midnight

The people behind the revival of Project Dayshoot hope to turn a singular moment in Oregon's history into an ongoing celebration of the state and its people.

Oregon Historical Photo: Salmon Wheel Boat on the Columbia River, 1883

OPB |July 28, 2014 midnight

Fish wheels on the Columbia River allowed huge numbers of salmon to be collected and canned, but this technology and commerce ultimately proved destructive.

Oregon Historical Photo: Streetcars on Portland's Steel Bridge, 1915

OPB |July 21, 2014 midnight

Portland was once one of the nation’s foremost “streetcar cities,” boasting electric-powered public transit that was cheap, convenient and popular.

Non-Profit Coffee Company Looking To Share The Perfect Cup

OPB |July 17, 2014 midnight

A few months ago, Montana-based company Cup of Excellence opened offices in Portland with the aim of connecting with the city's rich coffee heritage.

Superhero Fun Run Draws All-Ages Crowd

OPB |July 15, 2014 midnight

People of all ages dressed up as Batman, Superman, Wonder Girl and more for the third annual Superhero Fun Run. Watch a video of the action.

Oregon Historical Photo: Klamath Falls

OPB |July 14, 2014 midnight

The Modoc War along the Oregon-California border in 1872-73 was one of the most dramatic American Indian battles in U.S. history.

The Enduring Legacy Of The Pittocks And Their Mansion

OPB |July 10, 2014 midnight

This year the Pittock Mansion turns 100. Find out how the iconic mansion and its inhabitants continue to influence Oregon.

Oregon Historical Photo: Women Workers

OPB |July 07, 2014 11:30 a.m.

One of the many motivations behind the women’s suffrage movement was the regulation of public health and safety. In 1912, Oregon social worker Caroline Gleason went undercover to investigate working conditions for women.

Oregon Unearthed: A Q&A With Archaeologist Chelsea Rose

OPB |July 01, 2014 midnight

Archaeologist Chelsea Rose took some time out of her busy schedule to talk with Arts & Life about her work in Oregon, the greatest artifact she almost found, and the untold stories of our state’s past.

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Featured: William Stafford Centennial

This year, Oregon's award-winning poet laureate William Stafford would have turned 100. We explore his life and the impact he had across the state and genre.

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